Juhani Karila’s weird and warmhearted love-letter to the magical beauty and danger of the northern wilds. A comedy, mystery, fantasy, romance like no other.
In Daniel Katz’s absurd and melancholy 20th-century classic, bookseller Orvar Klein turns to literature for everything he needs to know, whether it’s how to swim or how to win a fistfight, and somehow prevails, even when set upon by christeners, crooks, and con artists. Full manuscript translation seeks publisher.
An old woman living in a remote part of Lapland tells the unvarnished story of her life as a nature writer, free spirit, and fervent fascist.
In this haunting novel by the celebrated author of The Rabbit Back Literature Society, a mild-mannered publisher reconnects online with his first love, reigniting long-forgotten memories of the dark, magical, and dangerous secret passages of his youth.
A densely imagined, funny, and moving tale of survival and spiritual insurrection in a land of stifling gender conformity, from the queen of Finnish Weird, Johanna Sinisalo.
A solitary groundskeeper on a country estate seeks clues to the fate of the mother he lost in childhood in this moody and atmospheric novel of criminal acts, family love, and loss from Finland’s most lyrical crime writer.
A gripping, suspenseful novel of love and lies in occupied Estonia, by internationally acclaimed author Sofi Oksanen.
An issue devoted to contemporary Finnish literature in Words Without Borders, the online journal of literature in English translation.
A man searches for the meaning of mass honeybee disappearances, and loss in his own life, in this moving story of tragedy and transcendence by Johanna Sinisalo.
A quiet young Finnish student is forced to share her train compartment with a drunken, tale-telling, self-proclaimed murderer as they cross the crumbling Soviet Union from Moscow to Ulan Bator in Rosa Liksom’s Finlandia Prize-winning novel.